July 2011

Pupperoos goes to Spirit of the Marsh Festival UK

27th July, 2011|Blog|

Giant puppet walkabout at the Spirit of the Marsh Festival Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos recently spent a puppet-filled weekend in Lincolnshire UK at the Spirit of the Marsh Music/Arts Festival. She collaborated with Poppenkast (from Derby UK) to run puppet playtime and marionette making workshops for children. There were also shadow puppetry and marionette shows by Curly Ru Puppets [...]

Marionette workshop with the London School of Puppetry

20th July, 2011|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-kcNYt28f0  Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos recenty ran a marionette operating workshop with Caroline Astell-Burt (London School of Puppetry) at Carleton Endowed Primary School in Skipton, Yorkshire UK. This 1 hour workshop was for Year 6 students (10-12 year olds), where they learned how to operate simple balloon marionettes through games and play. They also learned how to [...]

Pupperoos performs in the UK

19th July, 2011|Blog|

Kay Yasugi, Caroline Astell-Burt and Chris Wylie with their marionettesKay Yasugi from Pupperoos recently performed at the Ripon Yarns Storytelling Festival of the Dales in Yorkshire, UK.  She teamed up with Caroline Astell-Burt (Wax Baby Productions) and puppeteer Chris Wylieto perform "Enchanted", a children's puppet show inspired by fairy tales. The show included fire-breathing dragons, vegetarian giants and snow white [...]

Greetings from Prague!

3rd July, 2011|Blog|

Finished string marionette by Kay Yasugihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLykaREakzQ During 4th-18th June 2011, puppeteer Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos attended a marionette carving workshop at the Puppets in Prague School in the Czech Republic.  The course is run by Mirek Trejtnar and Leah Gaffen, with other visiting tutors including Zdar Ĺ orm(carving/technology), Sota Sakuma (carving) and Dora Bouzkova (puppet manipulation). The workshop [...]